Friday, January 23, 2015

Lotus Blossom Note Card

I am picky about which flower sets I choose. This one didn't leap out at me on the page, but once I saw it stamped, I fell in love with it! Lotus Blossom is a Sale-a-bration choice (free with a $50 merchandise purchase). Available only through March, this 3-step stamp set is just lovely!

Stamps: Lotus Blossom (SAB)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Fancy Foil Vellum (Gold)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive
Accessories: Gold Baker's Twine, Crumb Cake notecards and envelopes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Weekly Deals

Yummy baker's twine! I can never get enough of this stuff! And the markers are a great deal, too! I use the "skin tone" Blendabilities for nice shades from brown to ivory!

Sweetheart Valentine Class!

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Need ideas for co-workers, friends, and sweethearts this Valentine's Day? This Sweetheart Valentine class is for you!  

Only $10. You'll make everything shown here: 5 decorated treat boxes, 1 sweet card, and 1 treat bag. (Treats not included.)

Class will be held Tuesday, January 27, at 7 pm. Please reserve your spot by sending your $10 by noon on Wednesday, January 21. Just send me an email {} or text and I will send you a Paypal invoice*. Late registrations will cost $15 and are available only if I have enough supplies. Hope to see you there!

Want to do the class by mail? I can send you all the supplies, including the "bits and pieces," and you can use your own Valentine stamps or order the You Plus Me set to complete the projects. The class by mail is $12 (including postage).

*You don't need a Paypal account to pay, but Paypal allows me to accept debit and credit cards. Or you can drop off a check or cash.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Shake it up for Valentine's Day!

I love cards that have movement! Shaker cards are so easy with Washi tape, and this card from January's Stamp Club makes a great Valentine!

We used a sheet of printed paper from the Stacked with Love DSP stack, then punched a lovely bunch of confetti using the Confetti Hearts Border Punch. Push your confetti into a little pile to make it easier to contain it while you apply the Window Sheet. We live in the high desert, so it's really important here to use the Embossing Buddy on the Window Sheet, before applying it to the card. Really, really important. Because static is the enemy of a good shaker card, my friend!

Attach the Window Sheet to the card with super cute Washi Tape (Stacked with Love here), making sure to burnish it really well. My clubbers, dear friends that they are, all said, "Why can't you just say 'rub it really hard?' "  Because I needed the instructions to fit on one page, that's why!

After the Window Sheet is secure (burnish it one more time, just to make me feel better, mkay?), add your finishing touches. I love the new set You Plus Me--so many great ways to show affection, and not just for Valentine's Day! We stamped the medallion image in Calypso Coral and die cut it with a Starburst framelit. Love the white border!

So drag out your Washi tape and make a fun shaker card this week! 

Stamps: You Plus Me  
Paper: Stacked with Love DSP, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Real Red, Basic Black, and Gold Foil   
Ink: Calypso Coral, Memento Black   
Accessories: Starburst Framelits, Gift Card holder framelits (banner), Stacked with Love Washi Tape, Window Sheets, Embossing Buddy, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, rhinestones

Friday, January 16, 2015

Thank You Shaker Card

The Paper Pumpkin kits just keep blowing me away! This is one of three different shaker cards that came in the December kit (a total of 9 cards and envelopes). The stamp set is *wonderful*, and I'm excited to keep using it!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Weekly Deals January 13

Check out this week's Weekly Deals! Remember, you can earn Sale-a-bration benefits (one free SAB item for every $50 or merchandise you order) on the Weekly Deals, too!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Roses are red . . .

I confess it has been a looooong time since I last used Rose Red cardstock and ink! It seemed like a nice bold way to match up with this strip of designer series paper (DSP) from the All Abloom stack in the main catalog. I love the way the new Happy Hearts folder looks on the Rose Red cardstock. I lightly brushed my ink pad over the paper until I got the definition I wanted on the embossed hearts. The Mossy Meadow ribbon picks up color from the DSP and makes a nice balance with the "you + me" medallion.

Are you planning your Valentines Day projects??? I am! And I should have my Valentines Day Class projects ready for you to preview soon!

Stamps: You Plus Me
Paper: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, All Abloom DSP stack
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Mossy Meadow ribbon, Circles Framelits, Happy Hearts Embossing Folder, Rhinestones

Thursday, January 8, 2015

You know it's true, when I say, "I love you"

I wanted to use this little "I {heart} you" banner on the tag outline that comes in the set One Tag Fits All. It didn't quite reach across, but I used the Basic Black marker to extend one side, and I don't think it's too noticeable. There is a punch to match the tag shape, but it cuts off a bit of the decorative edge, so I hand cut it.  This card will go in the stack to give my honey during February. He's much more of a romantic than I am, and I try to make him feel special at Valentines Day.

Stamps: One Tag Fits All
Paper: Whisper White, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black Marker
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Red Glimmer Paper, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (small heart), Sweetheart punch